This standard prescribes requirements for lens categories, construction and labelling of sunglasses and fashion spectacles.

SAFEGUARDS | Consumer Products NO. 171/17

SGS CRS SafeGuardS sunglasses

The Commonwealth Minister for Small Business (the Minister) has updated the mandatory safety standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles.

The updated mandatory safety standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles incorporates updates in the voluntary Australian/New Zealand standard, AS/NZS 1067.1: 2016 - Eye and face protection - sunglasses and fashion spectacles, on which the safety standard is based. (For details of AS/ NZS 1067.1: 2016 referr to our Safeguards No 108/17 [1].

Sunglasses and fashion spectacles sold in Australia and New Zealand must meet either the previous mandatory safety standard, or the updated mandatory safety standard, before July 1, 2019.

The previous mandatory safety standard based on AS/NZS 1067: 2003 was revised with some minor changes. The updated mandatory safety standard is based on AS/NZS 1067.1: 2016.

Beginning July 1, 2019, suppliers must comply with only the updated mandatory safety standard.


Before July 1, 2019
On and from July 1, 2019
  • Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion,Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017;


  • Consumer Protection Notice No. 13 of 2003 — Consumer product safety standard: Sunglasses and fashion spectacles
  • Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017;

Below is the summary table of variation to the Australian Standard.

AS/NZS 1067.1: 2016                                                           Consumer Good (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017
Clause 1
Not Required
Clause 2
Normative References
Clause 3
Clause 4
Construction and Materials
Clause 4.1 Construction
Clause 4.2 Filter Material and Surface Quality (not required)
Clause 4.3 Physiological Compatibility (not required)
Clause 5
Clause 6
Refractive Power
Clause 7
Clause 7.1 General (Required)
Clause 7.2 Frame Deformation and Retention of Filters (Required)
Clause 7.3 Robustness and Filter Retention (Required)
Clause 7.4 Increased Endurance of Sunglasses (Not Required)
Clause 7.5 Resistance to Perspiration (Not Required)
Clause 7.6 Impact Resistance of the Filter (Not Required)
Clause 8
Resistance to Solar Radiation
Not Required
Clause 9
Resistance to Ignition
Clause 10
Resistance to Abrasion
Not Required
Clause 11
Protective Requirements

Clause 12

Information and Labeling

Required excluding

  • clause 12.1 (c): Reference to this standard
  • clause 12.2 (a): An explanation of the trademarks that are not universally recognized or foreseen by the users of this Standard.
  • clause 12.2 (c): The country of origin
  • clause 12.3.2: Methods of marking and labelling – Durability
Clause 13
Selection of Test Samples
Removed the note:
When compliance to this Standard is claimed, the manufacturer or its representative should ensure that compliance of the product with this Standard is valid during the lifetime of the product and not only at its first launch on the market.

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